Doyin Okupe faults Presidency’s indifference to Biafra’s sit-at-home order
Former Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Doyin Okupe, has decried the silence of the Presidency on the success of the May 20 sit-at-home order by the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB).
Okupe said that the Presidency should be worried that IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, came from nowhere, gave an order and it was complied with across the South East.
In a statement he signed, Okupe wondered why the Presidency pretended as if nothing happened during the recent sit-at-home protest by the IPOB.
The statement read in part. “A young man, from virtually nowhere, issues a decree for a section of the country to stay at home. Surprisingly, there was maximum compliance even beyond his immediate natural constituency.
“Yet, the next day, the whole country pretends nothing has happened or at best , as if, it was an isolated event somewhere in Southern Cameroon.
“About the same time, there was and still is conflagration, confrontation and war-like proclamations from major sections of the country on the persistent and perplexing call for restructuring of the federation,”
He also lamented that “when Fulani herdsmen go on rampage”, the South is “rambunctious” but there is dead silence in the North.